Perhaps you are ignoring the fact that 300 years of US history may have influenced attitudes and mindsets in large numbers of people in the US demographic. As far as I can see there has never been a time in the US when 'whites' were ever enslaved by 'blacks' but the majority of that 300 years saw enslavement of 'blacks' by 'whites'. Deep seated attitudes will have been seeded in the subconscious of both 'white' and 'black' citizens by this 'tribal memory'. 'Blacks' will bring their children up to be cautious of 'white' prejudice. 'Whites' will have been brought up with at least some of the expectations of entitlement and assumptions of racially inherited superior intellect still lurking subconsciously in the 'white' community. Both 'communities' will have deep seated tendencies to seek support and identity from what they may see as 'their own kind'. Christianity and some other religions, (where they are socially unadulterated by race prejuduce), is an antidote to hatred and a positive, healing balm for the ills and divisions of society. Unfortunately, (where it is a means of perpetuating division, as it may have become in some segregationist congregations), it tends to militate against healing of the social wounds enflicted by 300 years of division, segregation and injustice suffered by the 'black' communities. (Let us not forget though that this is not just about enforced poverty and lack of opportunity. That is often suffered equally by both 'black' and 'white' alike). Historically, in the USA though, it is far more likely that those evils will be, and definitely true that they have been, suffered by more 'blacks' than by 'whites'. Very few people, 'black' or 'white' are aware of the deep seated and unconscious motivating emotions within their hearts. (For hearts we could equally use the word psyche or subconscious). For most people it is not a deliberate, conscious, racist attitude which determines their behaviour toward 'the other', it is the 'leftovers' of social preconceptions of previous generations, who have unconsciously bequeathed their fears and insecurities and hatreds or arrogant feelings of superiority to their descendents. The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation. Ex.34:6-7. Notice that this does not say the punishment is visited upon them. It is the actual sins which are visited. Meaning that sinful attitudes are passed from one generation to another in anyone who does not love God. i.e (anyone who has disregard for God's ways and attitudes but prefers to just selfishly and unlawfully, do as they please). There are many people who think that they are saved, who yet still have little regard for God's ways, and still reject God's authority to regulate their actions and attitudes toward others who are different in race, colour or religion. Such guilty servants will by no means be cleared and their attitudes may be passed on to their children and great grandchildren, unless God graceously breaks through into their lives and releases them from their conscious and subconscious prejudices. .